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China’s next border friction may be with Afghanistan, the ‘graveyard of empires’

Professor Elizabeth Wishnick provides an expert opinion in this recent South China Morning Post story

Posted in: Faculty News

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An excerpt from the South China Morning Post featuring Professor Wishnick is included below. To read the full article, please visit the South China Morning Post article.

Dr. Elizabeth Wishnick, professor of political science at Montclair State University in New Jersey, said Beijing had not ruled out intervening directly in Afghanistan and was looking for more covert means of doing so.

“China has been developing private security forces that could potentially work in high conflict areas like Afghanistan,” said Wishnick, who runs China’s Resource Risks, a website analysing the risks of China’s resource-related projects around the world.

“Chinese experts continually say their country will never send troops into Afghanistan,” she said. “But this apparently does not apply to border security forces or private military companies.”